V. V. S. Laxman

April 17th, 2008

His full name is Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman addressed as V V S Laxman.

He is the captain  in the Deccan Chargers team which is to participate in the Indian Premier League.

An Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm occasional off-spin bowler. As a batsman he is noted for his superb timing and ability to hit against the turn against spin bowlers. His batting style is similar to the more famous Hyderabadi, Mohammed Azharuddin – who Laxman says is his role-model.

Six feet two inches tall, Laxman made his Test debut in 1996, hitting a fifty against South Africa at Ahmedabad. However, he was subsequently unable to cement his place in a star-studded Indian middle order. Instead, he was asked to open the innings, starting in South Africa in 1997. Laxman intermittently continued in this role for nearly three years, but without any consistent success.

In January 2000, he made 167 against Australia at Sydney, a rare high point for India in an otherwise disastrous tour. Despite this success against an attack containing both Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne, Laxman apparently decided that he would return to domestic cricket, rather than continue playing as opener, a role which he believed did not suit him. As a result, Laxman was out of the Test team for nearly a year. He was recalled in late 2000, and also found a spot in the side for the home series against Australia in 2001.

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